The purpose of this page is to recognize the importance of transparency and factual reporting in a world riddled with misinformation.
At C⁴, it is our ultimate goal to increase awareness and spur preparedness in our members worldwide.
When it comes to reporting and alerting, it is absolutely vital to provide up-to-date, factual information that is as unbiased as possible. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of our members in the event that they should choose to act on our report or alert. C⁴ employs several practices to ensure a transparent organization.
- We use independent fact checking from websites such as mediabiasfactcheck.com and snopes.com when choosing which references to cite.
- We cross-reference articles between different sources to check for disparities in the reporting.
- We actively avoid news outlets that employ the use of heavily charged language to sway viewers.
- We put a lower priority on reporting directly from social media, such as Twitter. (Posts directly from Credible sources may be used if cross-checked). In doing this, we aim to eliminate abiguity and second-hand sourcing.
- We put a higher priority on sourcing from non-commercial agencies such as the PBS and the BBC.
A list of our most common sources are as follows:
The Associated Press (AP)
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Deutsche Welle News (DW)
The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The DEFCON Warning System
Cable News Network (CNN)